Redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Gets $23,150 Price
By Dale Jewett
The redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan carries a base sticker price of $23,150 including shipping charges. That is a $280 increase over the previous-generation 2012 model.
The 2013 Malibu will be offered in four trim levels: LS, LT, Eco and LTZ.
A mild-hybrid version of the redesigned car, the Malibu Eco, has been on sale for several months. It carries a sticker price of $26,095 including shipping charges. At the top end, a 2013 Malibu LTZ, with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, will have a price of $30,925.
The 2013 Malibu with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines goes on sale this summer. The turbo version arrives in showrooms in the fall.
Standard equipment in the base 2013 Malibu includes a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, stability control, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, power windows and locks, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The base 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine is rated at 197 hp.
Options on higher trim packages include forward-collision warning and lane-departure-warning systems, leather trim and high-intensity-discharge headlamps.
The new Malibu's price is higher than that of redesigned versions of some competing sedans also just reaching the market. The 2013 Nissan Altima carries a base price of $22,280 with shipping charges, while the 2012 Toyota Camry stickers at $22,815 with shipping charges.
"...certainly not as nice looking as the Altima OR the Camry (sales figures back that up)."
I didn't realize that sales figures were statistical proof of which models are better looking. Thank you for providing us with that bit of information.
And thank you for providing sentence after sentence of miss information. That was fun to read.
I think the trolls are starting to rub off on you. They have certainly turned you into a fool which was all they were trying to do in the first place. I can't believe you let them win. I remember when you used to provide quality and interesting arguments which were backed by FACTS and credible sources. But no longer. I tried to warn you about that. But oh well.....have fun arguing with your new friends.
"Most people don't care about care looks. They want an appliance to get them from point A to point B."
So true on so many levels. I know everyone has a "I have a friend" story but a buddy of mine 2 years ago purchased a Corolla to replace his older model. He made the purchase without test driving any new vehicle, model or even looking at what the other brands were offering. A month after, he saw a 2nd gen Fusion and the new Taurus and was upset with his purchase. He took a closer look at the Fusion and noticed it had a better interior feel than his Corolla, granted a mid size compared to a compact, but the point is he made a purcahse without doing homework and he has a Masters degree as well.
Most individuals do just this. They want a new vehicle and, typically, only venture to the dealership they are used to. This is true of ALL the automakers, domestic and foreign alike. Most people get comfortable of what they are buying and refuse to even look outside of their box.
There is no need for the sour grapes. Someone claiming that a car is ugly isn't mud slinging. It's simply an opinion. Just so you know, everyone is entitled to have opinions.
Personally, I just don't find the Camry to be attractive. The lines don't flow together. The trunk simply doesn't match the rear bumper. And the front bumper looks like it came straight off the Saturn Ion (which I considered to be very dull).
The Malibu design on the other hand is quite striking. It is simply a cleaner version of the previous generation which was already very good looking. The biggest problem with the last generation was the rear end which simply seemed to come to a hault. They have fixed that now and it flows much better.
Again, that's just my opinion, or mud slinging as some people call it.
Most people don't care about care looks. They want an appliance to get them from point A to point B. Sales have absolutely ZERO correlation to what is attractive. You have stated multiple times that most people do not do their homework when purchasing an automobile. I agree with you on that. Look at the Corolla for proof.
I never put you down. I simply stated my disappointment in your decision to back down from the real discussions to play with the unfortunate rise in the troll population. I actually tried to help you look less foolish. If you dont' accept that, then there is nothing more I can do for you.
You said it frosty........."How could you not think that? The vast majority of people buy with their eyes, not their minds. They don't know anything about cars" Could this be the reason thier buying Toyota`s?
And I couldn`t have said it any better, because if they truly compaired for example, oh let`s say the Chevy Malibu to the Toyota Camery, the choice would be clear. The Chevy Malibu has more standard content, features, technology and supported by a much better warranty, which means that they stand by their products long after the point of sale. No frostyross, they won`t send you to the parts counter for "floor mats" to solve any run-a-way vehicles like Toyota does.
But like YOU said............"The vast majority of people buy with their eyes, not their minds. They don't know anything about cars"
Hey Just Great,
I was referring to the Camry, not the Malibu you dimwit. Read it again.
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